There is nothing more enjoyable than the creative process. Your mind is in a different place, leaving behind all worries and concept of time. Spirals, circles, abstract designs, textures and figures have always intrigued me. I employ use of bright colors, and elements of collage to bring excitement to a work of art. Exploring mixed media and beautiful colors is comparable to indulging in good dark chocolate.
My process is mixed media with multiple layers of paints, gels and collage. I do many of my own collage papers using a Gelli-Plate. Floral collage is from my own photographs or magazines/ always coated with gel medium. I work with Acrylics and almost always include collage elements. I love to use pouring medium with Acrylics to develop a lovely background or painting. Several layers of gel medium and a layer of Self-Leveling gel complete the painting. A painting is less likely to have UV light damage. I use Renaissance Wax as a final coat to add extra protection. This makes the painting virtually water proof and eliminates finger prints.